Wet-N-Wild Water Balloon Games

What’s a summer party without some wet-n-wild water balloon games? All kids love balloons! Adding water to these bright, colorful, and somewhat magical things instantly makes them even more fun, and irresistible.

If your planning an outdoor birthday party when the weather is sunny and hot, make sure to include at least one or two of these much-loved kid games. You can’t go wrong! It’s a surefire way to amuse, delight, and cool off your birthday party posse.

Balloon 200 pc Water Bomb w/Nozzle

Water Bomb Balloons with Nozzle

500ct Water Splashers Water Bombs Team Tubes Balloons

Ideal for competitive action or team play! Each package has 2 different colors of balloons and 2 faucet fillers.

Cannon Water Bomb Balloons 100 Pack

From the Balloons Party Supply Collection. Cannonball Water Bomb Balloons. Includes 100 balloons in each package. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

300 Water Bomb Balloons w/ Hose Filler Attachments

This listing is for a (Lot Of 300) water balloons and two filler attachments. Assorted neon colors. Each fills to about 3″. Great all-around summer fun. Kids absolutely love these.

Water Grenade Premium Water Balloon Kit

These grenade balloons are a prefect match for a military theme birthday party.

Don’t Miss These Wet-N-Wild Kids Water Balloon Games!

Here’s our really cool list of wet-n-wild birthday party balloon games:

Water Balloon “Volleyball” Pass the Water Balloon Water Balloon “Clean Up”
Water Balloon Toss Water Balloon Jug Toss Water Balloon “Trouser Stuff’n”
Back to Back Relay Race Water Balloon “Cold Potato” Water Balloon “Drip”
Water Balloon “Splat” Water Balloon “Squat” Water Balloon “Splash”

Water Balloon “Sling Shot Launch & Catch

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Ultimate Water Balloon Party Kit

Everyone enjoys a good old fashioned water balloon fight. The Ultimate Water Bomb Party Kit gives you all the supplies and the ideas ideas you’ll need to make your next kid birthday party a fun fun! The kit includes a total of 650 biodegradable water balloons, an easy tie filler, two faucet fillers and a water balloon games guide.

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Water Balloon “Volleyball”

This water balloon game quickly transforms an ordinary game of volleyball in a very funny summertime game.

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A volleyball or badminton net (or tie a rope between to trees)
  • 2 old sheets (4 players) or 2 large towels (2 players)
  • Water balloons (small thin balloons) and a place to fill them up (make sure you have a lot of them and don’t overfill them)
  • A container to hold the filled water balloons
  • Fill all those balloons fast with the Pumponator Balloon Pumping Station ~ Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping ~

How to play:

  1. Set up the volleyball net.
  2. Divide the kid into two teams and have each team stand on either side of the net.
  3. Give each team a bed sheet. Have each team surround their sheet on all sides and hold it open.
  4. Put a water balloon in one team’s sheet and have them try to flip it over the net. If the players do a count down (“one, two, three.. Up!) to each toss it really help!
  5. The other team must try to catch the water balloon in their sheet and flip it back.
  6. If one team misses, drops or breaks the balloon the other team gets a point.

Variations:

  • For an extra challenge play a variation of the game by putting multiple water balloons in the sheet at one time.
  • This game can be played without a net or a rope. And it’s just as fun!

Tie-Not Water Balloon Kit

The innovative Tie-Not device makes it easy for kids to tie their own water balloons in seconds. Stop struggling and make tying water balloons fast and fun with this patented handy tool. The kit includes 100 water balloons, a filling nozzle and one knot tying device.

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Pass the Water Balloon

This is sort of like game “Pass the Orange, but with water balloons. It’s lots more fun on a hot day, too!

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Water balloons (small thin balloons, not regular balloons) and a place to fill them up
  • Something to mark the beginning and end of the course (e.g.: rope, soda bottles, etc.)

How to play:

  1. Divide the kids into team of two.
  2. Mark the beginning and the end of the course.
  3. On the word “Go!,” the first player on each team puts a water balloon under his chin, races to the end of the course and back.
  4. When he gets back to his team, he has to pass the water balloon to the next player without using his hands
  5. If the balloon breaks, the player has to get a new balloon and start over.
  6. If the balloon falls but doesn’t break, the player has to pick it up, put it back under his chin without using his hands, and keep going.
  7. The first team to finish wins.

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Water Balloon Sling Shot Launch & Catch

90 Yard Water Balloon Launcher

Made by the originator and Patent holder of the Water Balloon Launcher. Can be used with the one person method or the three person method. ?100% USA Made?Surgical Tubing?Heavy Duty Canvas Pouch?Rip-Proof Vinyl GripsMade in USA

Mega XXL Water Balloon Slingshot Launcher Kit

This is one of the best launchers available. It is made of the highest quality materials. One of the funnest gadgets you can buy! Launch balloons long distances.

200-Yard Cannon Kit

This popular 3-person slingshot launches water balloons up to 200 yards. Kit comes with 100 biodegradable water balloons, fill-anywhere balloon filler, and target.

Depending on the age of your birthday kids, you may need to recruit a couple of adults to hold the sling shot.

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Water balloon sling shot – Check out this 90 Yard Water Balloon Launcher. It can be used with one or three people. ~ Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping ~
  • Water balloons (small thin balloons, not regular balloons) and a place to fill them up
  • 2 adults to operate the sling shot
  • 1 bed sheet for each team
  • A container to hold the filled water balloons

How to play:

  1. Divide the kids into teams.
  2. Select a launch area a good distance away from the play area.
  3. Place a basket of water balloons at the launch area.
  4. Choose two adults to hold the sling, and one child to help launch the balloons.
  5. Have each team stand way back. Next have the team members surround the sheet on all sides and hold it open.
  6. As the water balloons are launched the group tries to catch them with the sheet.
  7. The object is to try to catch as many balloons as possible without breaking them.
  8. Have each team take a turn until all the team have had a chance to play.
  9. The team with most intact water balloons wins.

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Water Balloon Toss

This one probably comes to mind most often when we think of traditional water balloon games..

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • 50+ Water balloons (small thin balloons, not regular balloons) and a place to fill them up (make sure you have some extras)
  • A container to hold the filled water balloons
  • Make the task of filling up all those balloons a snap with this Water Bomb Kit which comes complete with 200 water balloons in assorted colors, one easy fill adapter to use with your hose or water spigot and a large mesh to hold the filled water balloons.

How to play:

  1. Divide the players into teams of two and give each team a water balloon.
  2. Line the teams up an equal distance apart (three feet to start is good).
  3. Have the one player toss a balloon to her partner. If her partner catches it she takes one step back.
  4. The players keep tossing the water balloons back and forth having the “catcher” take one step back for each successful catch. Any team that drops or breaks their balloon is out.
  5. The game continues until only one team is left with an unbroken water balloon.

Variations:

  • For an extra surprise fill the water balloon half way with shaving cream and the rest of the way with water. When the balloon pops its messier and funnier too!

Splash Baseball Premium Water Balloon Kit

These white balloons are perfect for a baseball theme birthday party!

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Water Balloon Jug Toss

This game is played just like the water balloon toss above except the players use scoops to throw and catch the balloons. These scoops are very simple and cheap to make. Just save your old bleach bottles!

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Water balloons (small thin balloons, not regular balloons) and a place to fill them up (make sure you have some extras)
  • A container to hold the filled water balloons
  • Empty Bleach Bottles
  • Water Balloons
  • Scissors

How to play:

  1. Cut the bottoms out of the bleach bottles.
  2. Make the openings a bit larger by cutting out a sloped shaped piece so the bottle resembles a scoop. Remove the bottle cap and discard.
  3. Divide the players into teams of two and give each team a water balloon and a jug scoop. Line the teams up an equal distance apart.
  4. Have the players use the scoops to toss the water balloons to their partners. Any catcher that makes a successful catch takes one step back.
  5. The teams keep tossing the water balloons back and forth (using their scoops) having the “catcher” take one step back for each successful catch. Any team that drops or breaks their balloon is out.
  6. The teams keep tossing the water balloons back and forth (using their scoops) having the “catcher” take one step back for each successful catch. Any team that drops or breaks their balloon is out.
  7. The game continues until only one team is left with an unbroken water balloon.

Water Balloon Sling Shot

Great for outdoor birthday parties! Just set up a target, launch the balloons and see who can hit the bull’s eye. Award prizes or points to the best shot.

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Water Balloon “Trouser Stuff’n”

This is the water filled version of “Trouser Stuff’n”. This is a really cool water balloon race game.

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Water balloons (small thin balloons, not regular balloons) and a place to fill them up
  • 2 containers to hold the filled water balloons
  • 2 baskets (or other containers to hold the water balloons)
  • 2 large pairs of trousers (sweat pants work well)
  • If you don’t have a hose to fill all those balloons try the Pumponator Balloon Pumping Station. It’s so easy to use Kids love it. ~ Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping ~

How to play:

  1. Divide the players into two teams.
  2. Give each team a basket of water balloons, and a large pair of sweat pants.
  3. Have each team choose one person in their group to wear the sweat pants. The rest of the team will help stuff them with water balloons.
  4. On the word “Go!,” each team begins to stuff water balloons into their volunteer’s pants being careful not to pop them.
  5. After the allotted period of time, both teams must stop stuffing their volunteers (or when the kids run out of water balloons).
  6. The team with the most successfully stuffed balloons wins. This isn’t necessarily the team that used up all their balloons. A team that hurries and breaks some balloons along the way could finish first, but still lose.
  7. Next take a final tally by having one kid from each team carefully remove and count all the un-popped balloons. The team with the most un-popped balloon wins.

Variations:

  • As a reward to the winning team let them toss their balloons at the other team

NEON Water Bombs Balloons

These NEON colored balloons are sure to be a hit at any kid birthday party (150 Pieces).

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Back to Back Water Balloon Relay Race

It’s hilarious watching the kids as the try to gently hold a water balloon between their bodies without breaking it while racing to the finish line. It’s also a lot of good wet fun for the kids.

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Water balloons (small thin balloons, not regular balloons) and a place to fill them up.
  • Two containers to hold the filled water balloons. Make sure the container don’t have any sharp edges.
  • If you want each team to have their own color balloons try Water Splashers Water Bombs Team Tubes Balloons. These high quality balloons come in two different colors which is great for playing team games. They also include two nozzles each with a very handy and easy to use shut-off valve. These are great for the end of a garden hose to kill the water while you tie off the balloons.

How to play:

  1. Divide the kids into two teams and have each kid pair up with someone from their team.
  2. Have the first pair of kids from each team stand back to back with their arms locked at the start line. Place a water balloon between their backs
  3. On the word “Go!,” they must transport the balloon between their backs to the finish line (about 20 feet away). Then they have to maneuver themselves so they can deposit the balloon into the empty bucket.
  4. If any pair breaks their balloon before they deposit in their teams bucket then they sit out and the next pair goes.
  5. The game continues like this until each pair has had a turn.
  6. The team with the most unbroken balloons in their bucket wins.

500ct Water Splashers Water Bombs Team Tubes Balloons

Ideal for competitive action or team play! Each package has 2 different colors of balloons and 2 faucet fillers.

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Water Balloon “Cold Potato”

This is the outdoor summertime version of that old favorite kids game, “Hot Potato”.

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Water balloons (small thin balloons, not regular balloons) and a place to fill them up
  • A container to hold the filled water balloons

How to play:

  1. Bring a good supply of water balloons to the play area.
  2. Have the kids sit in a circle (adjust the spacing according the age of the players) and pass the balloon from kid to kid. But here’s the catch — the balloon isn’t pass around the circle as in the traditional “hot potato”. It’s tossed across the circle.
  3. If a player fails to catch the balloon, or it breaks that they’re out.
  4. So the game doesn’t get out of hand, any player who intentionally tries to make a balloon explode in another player’s hand by throwing it hard instead of tossing is called out.
  5. The last kid left in the game (even if soaked) is the winner.

Variations:

  • If a balloon breaks, everyone who gets wet is out

Water Bomb Slingshot Party-Pack

Set of 5 Water Bomb Slingshots Water Balloon Launchers. Comes in assorted bright, neon colors. Includes a starter set of balloons and free water balloon filler. These long-range water bomb launchers are lots of fun at outdoor kid birthday parties.

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Water Balloon “Drip”

Don’t be a Drip — Cool off in the fun summertime game that really isn’t about winning or losing. It’s how much fun you have cooling off!

Style: Non-competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Balloons (regular balloons — not thin small water balloons) and a place to fill them up (fill the balloons as you need them)
  • A safety pin

How to play:

  1. Before you inflate a balloon, poke a small hole in it using a safety pin.
  2. Then fill it with water and tie the end to create a “time bomb” with a slow leak.
  3. Players sit (or stand) in a circle and pass the balloon around the circle.
  4. When the balloon runs out of water start another one going around the circle.
  5. You can even have several balloons going around at one time.

Variations:

  • If you want to play this as a competitive game just add to the rules that anyone holding the balloon when it runs out of water (or if it breaks) is out.

Balloon 200 pc Water Bomb w/Nozzle

Water Bomb Balloons with Nozzle

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Water Balloon “Splat”

Kids love to see things go “splat” (pumpkins, eggs, water balloons, etc.) So line them up and let kids see who can make the biggest splat.

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Water balloons (small thin balloons, not regular balloons) and a place to fill them up (make sure you have enough for each kid plus some extras)
  • A container to hold the filled water balloons
  • A paved or concrete surface like a driveway
  • Chalk
  • A tape measure

How to play:

  1. When you fill the balloon try to make them all the same size. Size does matter for the game!
  2. Have each kid takes a turn holding a water balloon high above his head. Then have him throw it firmly on the pavement. The idea is to try to make to biggest wet mark possible.
  3. Once there’s a wet mark, quickly outline it with chalk, put the kid’s initials by it and measure the size of the “Splat” at its widest point.
  4. The kid that makes the biggest splat wins.

Groovy Soakers Premium Water Balloon Kit

Tie-Dye Colored Water Bomb Balloons

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Water Balloon “Squat”

Kids love to pop balloons, especially when they’re filled with water!

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Water balloons (small thin balloons, not regular balloons) and a place to fill them up (make sure you have enough for each kid plus some extras)
  • A container to hold the filled water balloons
  • 2 lengths of rope to mark the start and finish lines

How to play:

  1. Use the rope to make two parallel lines on the ground at least 20 feet apart.
  2. Divide the players into two equal teams and place two piles of balloon at the start line.
  3. On the word “Go!,” the first kid on each team picks up a balloon and runs to the finish line. Then they must sit on their balloon and pop it and run back to the start line.
  4. The game continues like this until every kid on both teams has crossed had a chance.
  5. The first team to finish popping all their balloon is the winning team.

300 Water Bomb Balloons w/ Hose Filler Attachments

You get 300 assorted neon water balloons and two filler attachments. Each fills to about 3″. Great fun for kid’s birthday parties in the summer season. Kids absolutely love these.

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Water Balloon “Splash”

Here’s a water balloon game where no one wins, but everyone gets a chance to get wet!

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • A lot of water balloons (small thin balloons, not regular balloons) and a place to fill them up
  • A container to hold the filled water balloons
  • 1 length of rope to mark the middle of the play area

How to play:

  1. Use the rope to divide the play area.
  2. Divide the kids up into teams and give them each a basket with an equal number of water balloons.
  3. On the word, “Go!,” each team must try to hit the opposing team with their water balloons.
  4. They must stay on their teams side of the play area. (i.e.: no crossing over the line to get a better shot)
  5. If someone gets hit they have to sit out. But in 60 seconds they get to join back in the fun.
  6. Play until the kids run out of water balloons.

Tie-Not Water Balloon Kit

The innovative Tie-Not device makes it easy for kids to tie their own water balloons in seconds. Stop struggling and make tying water balloons fast and fun with this patented handy tool. The kit includes 100 water balloons, a filling nozzle and one knot tying device.

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Water Balloon “Clean Up”

This is ingenuity at its best (a parent probably thought this one up)! Make this the final game of the day and you’ll have lots of enthusiastic helpers.

Style: Competitive

Type: Water Balloon Games

What You’ll Need:

  • Plastic buckets (one for each kid)
  • An enticing final prize

How to play:

  1. Give each kid a bucket (this can be a party savor that each kid takes home).
  2. Have each kid picks up as many popped balloon pieces from the yard as he can.
  3. The kid who picks up the most pieces gets the last and final prize of the party.

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Bethy

I love these ideas! Thank you so much! They are perfect for a camp I am running.

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Marie

Great games! My daughter loved them for her birthday! me too!

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MADI

WOW those are such great ideas!

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maddie

These will be great games for my birthday…even though I’m turning 12.

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Abby

Great games! We were looking for games for youth night at our church and these are perfect!! Definetely will be writing these down!!! 🙂

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Emily

These are awesome! my cousins having a birthday party tomorrow….def will be sure to use some of these ideas! 🙂 xx

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